TONIGHT: Interfaith Iftar (Breaking of the Fast)

April 21, 2021

Join Us Tonight for an Interfaith Virtual Iftar

Ramadan as a Celebration of Compassion and Unity

Join us tonight from 7:00 – 8:00 PM PDT on YouTube Live!

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, falling this year between April 13 and May 12, reminds all of us who are living through these increasingly polarized and economically challenging times about the universal value of showing compassion to all creation, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable in our communities. In honor of this heightened spiritual season, ING and Pacifica Institute invite people of all backgrounds to join us as we listen to Muslim and interfaith speakers discuss the many lessons of Ramadan, including the importance of being charitable and especially generous with those in need, and how these injunctions are particularly relevant during this challenging time. Join us tonight from 7:00 – 8:00 PM PDT on YouTube Live!


  • Welcome
  • Brief Remarks on Ramadan by ING Program Manager Rahimeh Ramezany
  • Ramadan Greetings by San Francisco Mayor London Breed
  • Reflections and Prayers by Interfaith Leaders
    • Rabbi Amy Eilberg, first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi and serves as a spiritual director, kindness coach, and peace and justice educator
    • Dr. Sullochina Lulla, a physician at Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente, specializing in allergy, immunology, and pediatric lung diseases
    • Michael Pappas, the executive director of the San Francisco Interfaith Council
    • Taqwa Surapati, a chaplain at Stanford Health Center
  • Interfaith Panel on Advancing Compassion and Unity Through Good Works
    • Rev. Ken Chambers, President of the Interfaith Council of Alameda County
    • Amelah El Amin, co-founder of Mueed Inc
    • Rod Cordoza, Executive Director of Abrahamic Alliance International
    • Fatih Ferdi Ates, Executive Director of Pacifica Institute Norcal
    • Tabassum Haleem, CEO of Islamic Networks Group
  • Muslim Call to Prayer/ Break Fast (7:51 PM PDT) by Imam Yilmaz Basak
  • Closing Remarks

Join us tonight from 7:00 – 8:00 PM PDT on YouTube Live!

Recommended foods for Iftar (Fast Breaking):

For a more engaging experience, we suggest collecting the following items to enjoy while breaking the fast (iftar) during the call to prayer (Around 7:51 pm PDT)

  • Water, milk, dates, and nuts
  • Traditional Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Herbs
    • Click here for the recipe and ingredients